How to Give Everyday Words a Positive Boost [INFOGRAPHIC]

Simple tips to transform everyday phrases from negative to positive.

Nov 18, 2015

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It might seem minor, but science has found that using positive language has the power to make you feel great - physically, mentally and emotionally. And for bonus points, positive words have a flow-on effect, passing the good vibes to the people around you. So, how to go about giving your everyday language a positive boost? A good first step is to be mindful of the words that leave your mouth - and then work some magic on common phrases that don’t quite make the cut. This handy infographic is a great place to start.

Transforming Everyday Phrases: Negative to positive. 1. Why not - Sounds Good 2. No problem - definitely! 3. Can’t complain - everything’s going well, thanks! 4. I forgot - I’ll be sure to set a reminder 5. Constructive criticism - feedback 6. Don’t throw the ball inside! - please take the ball outside 7. Don’t… - I like it when… 8. I missed you so much! - It’s so great to see you!

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Infographic: Yael Shinkar

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